Ticket sales reached 87% of capacity. Even The Golden Ass, a little-known play, sold over 75% of seats, while the better-known Twelfth Night (a very popular play this year, and one which Sam Mendes has chosen as his final production at the Donmar) sold 93% of seats, while the perennial summer production of A Midsummer Night's Dream came very close, reaching 90% of capacity.
Details of the 2003 season will be announced before Christmas, and booking will open in February. Shakespeare's Globe has been a great success story under the artistic direction of Mark Rylance, who co-starred this year in Twelfth Night and The Golden Ass.
—By Paul webb Theatrenow